"Little Man, What Now?"
(Morrissey/Stephen Street)


The song was written and recorded during the "Viva Hate" sessions which stretched from October to December 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with producer Stephen Street. Musicians on the recording were Vini Reilly (guitar), Stephen Street (bass) and Andrew Paresi (drums).


album version {1:49}
"Viva Hate" album, original edition
"Viva Hate" album, EMI Centenary edition
"Viva Hate" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2012]


This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.


This song has been done in concert a total of 51 times by Morrissey. It was played at each and every one of the 47 shows on the 2002 tour with no name. For the first 10 of those shows, "Alsatian Cousin" segued into it, as heard at the beginning of the "Viva Hate" album. Then for the remainder of the tour, the pairing was broken and "Little Man, What Now?" was segued into from "Suedehead". The song remained on the setlist for the first 4 shows of the subsequent You Are The Quarry" tour, when it was segued from the end of "Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference".

There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.


acoustic studio outtake {1:53}
Taken from a record company cd-r of a scrapped reissue of "Viva Hate", this has not yet leaked on bootlegs.